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The God Who Sees

Sometimes you don’t know what you’re made of, and you don’t…
December 2, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Thanksgiving for Companions on My Journey

Thanksgiving for companions on my journey

I held a loaf of…
November 25, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Why Did God Allow for a Motherless Child?

“Sometimes I feel like a motherless child,
a long way from…
November 16, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Our Father, Who Art in Heaven

Are there days in your prayer life when you wish to “start…
November 9, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

My Mother Died But She’s Still With Me

I lost my dear mother, Maria Cristina, on October 2, Feast of…
November 4, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Weddings and Prayers

In the year 2020, I had two nieces and one nephew get married.…
November 2, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Noah, the Ark and a Trip to the Zoo

In our Spirituality and Poetry class at Rock Island Monastery,…
October 28, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Paycheck

“Paychecks will be out Friday,” said the woman in the store.

Oddly…
October 21, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Thoughts on Ceaseless Prayer

As I leave the Oratory at the end of Liturgy of the Hours or…
October 5, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Reflections

They’re all around us you know. Reflections. Thumper saw his…
September 30, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Leaves Aloft

Just enough breeze to set you flying. . .

actually you just…
September 30, 2021/by Karen Rose

Handwriting

Is your handwriting readable? Mine used to be very much like…
September 28, 2021/by Karen Rose

Loving Sam Was Counter-Culture

I was over the moon. My beautiful new, too expensive, dress was…
September 23, 2021/by Karen Rose

Navigation

A couple of weeks ago I was in rehab, the first outing after…
September 21, 2021/by Karen Rose

St. Cloud’s Safe Spaces Project: In Search of the Kernel of Truth

Today’s portion of Benedict’s Rule begins at Chapter 3: Calling…
September 16, 2021/by Karen Rose

Ramblings: Part II

It’s awfully quiet. The midnight mooing has ceased as the window…
September 14, 2021/by Karen Rose